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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Around 600 council employees are earning more than the Prime Minister’s salary of £150,000.

That’s according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance’s new “Town Hall Rich List” published today.

Topping the “highest remunerated local authority employees” top 20 list is Slough’s Interim Chief Executive Roger Parkin at £595,000.

Wandsworth and Richmond’s combined Chief Executive Paul Martin came in at 15th with a salary of just over £294,000.

Wandsworth and Richmond were the only London boroughs to appear in the top 20.

Spokesperson for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils said:

“As the Chief Executive with responsibility for two local authorities, Paul Martin oversees an organisation comprising 4,500 staff and serving over 500,000 people. Mr Martin has overseen strong performance by both local authorities with the latest independent residents survey in Richmond finding 70 per cent of residents feeling the Council delivers good value for money, 23 per cent above the national average, while at the same time as delivering the high quality services that Wandsworth is well renowned for and whose residents pay the lowest average council tax bills in the UK. Since becoming Chief Executive he has led the consolidation of the two Councils Shared Staffing Arrangement, which has led to savings of £10m for each local authority.”

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